July 28th, 2012 | Uncategorized | 0 Comments
There’s no real dog news today, unless you want to know more about the stomach bug that seems to be affecting some of my younger puppies and all the cleaning up and medicating that that entails. No, I didn’t think so. Other than that, I was out of town for the day:
Among other things I discovered today I now know that you don’t need a passport to go to Macau (if you’re a Permanent Hong Kong ID card holder), so my pages remain completely devoid of any travel stamps. Apart from that, it being the first time I’ve been to Macau for probably fifteen years, maybe more, the place has been so transformed that it’s unrecognisable. It used to be the charmingly Portugese-style streets and buildings that made it attractive, and now it’s the hotels and casinos of course, and that’s where Linda and I were headed. And the reason? Our September 15th “Viva Paws Vegas” gala fundraiser, and the promise of some major sponsorship (though exactly what we didn’t know). I’ll be able to share the exciting details soon, but you can imagine how thrilled we are to have this type of help offered (and thanks to an introduction by one of our long-term supporters) and to know that the evening is going to be even more amazing. We only had a short time to wander through the streets of “Venice” before heading back to Hong Kong, but it was a very worthwhile trip.
It’s got to be the hardest time of year to be trying to organise a major fundraiser as it seems the whole of Hong Kong is on holiday, but apart from the Gala we are also already working on our ninth Peak to Fong, which will take place on Sunday 25th November. If you’re new to Hong Kong or a new dog owner, you have to know that this is THE dog event of the year, a huge party that everyone and their dogs are invited to, but you have to get your tickets well in advance because it’s always a sell-out. Don’t try to book just yet, but get ready to buy the (Disney) T-shirt as soon as the announcement is made.
Sunday is Whiskers’n'Paws afternoon of course, and dare I hope that it will be sunny and dry? That’s what the weather forecast said last time I looked, so please come and meet my lovely puppies and take one home!